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The impacts of social distancing

The impacts of social distancing
Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19
April 10, 2020
Exploring the ways social and cultural practices continue in spite of COVID-19

COVID-19 changes religious and cultural rituals

Junior Roya Ahmadi shares her home celebration of Persian New Year on Instagram.
Shelter-in-place brings cultural and religious activities to a standstill
April 2, 2020
Shelter-in-place brings cultural and religious activities to a standstill

Spirit of Song

Senior Yoanna Lee practices
Members of local Christian praise teams reflect on the value of praise and community
February 11, 2020
Members of local Christian praise teams reflect on the value of praise and community

VERGE: Spirit of Song

Senior Yoanna Lee practices on stage.
Behind the scenes of a worship band’s rehearsal
January 31, 2020
Behind the scenes of a worship band’s rehearsal

Bay Area Christian youth hold United In Christ praise night

High school students gather around and pray for Valley Church youth pastor Craig Stephens at the tail end of the event.
Students speak about their experiences at the 2019 UIC Praise Night
November 24, 2019
Students speak about their experiences at the 2019 UIC Praise Night

Planting Roots: Christian Club hosts their second annual Why Jesus? event

Planting Roots: Christian Club hosts their second annual Why Jesus? event
Roots Christian Club invites speakers to its week-long revival event
April 28, 2019

Roots Christian Club hosted their second annual Why Jesus? event from April 8 through April 12, inviting speakers Pastor Brian Hwang and Pastor Yuji Ogura to talk to students of all religious backgrounds...

Roots Christian Club invites guest speaker to prepare for weeklong Why Jesus? event

Roots Christian Club invites guest speaker to prepare for weeklong Why Jesus? event
Pastor Yuji Ogura introduces the Wordless Book as an evangelism tool
April 2, 2019

Pastor Yuji Ogura took out a book and asked people to describe it. Flipping through the pages, he told them to explain what made it different from all the other books they had seen before. He was met with...

A Look Inside: Behind the Scenes of MVHS Students

A Look Inside: Behind the Scenes of MVHS Students
Different quirks of the students at MVHS
December 14, 2018
Different quirks of the students at MVHS

Planting Roots: Budding leaves

Planting Roots: Budding leaves
Officers introduce the Christian Club vision in the first meeting
October 24, 2018

After a slow start to the year, the Roots Christian Club officers held an interest meeting for both new and returning members. They expressed their hopes for the year, including holding extensive outreach...

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew

Planting Roots: Struggling to start anew
Christian Club officers describe challenges of the year
September 27, 2018
Christian Club officers describe challenges of the year

Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media

Rolling out the jade carpet: Exploring the recent surge in Asian representation in media
The impacts from new films "Crazy Rich Asians" and "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved"
September 27, 2018
The impacts from new films "Crazy Rich Asians" and "To All the Boys I've Ever Loved"
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